MIND BENDER [1976]



K-Tel's Mind Bender kicks off with "Bad Blood" a groovy little song by Neil Sedaka with an anonymous assist from Elton John who ironically would depose Sedaka at the top spot of the charts after a fortnight with "Island Girl".  John himself shows up on Mind Bender with the #6 hit "Rocket Man".  Despite having six #1 songs among the 22 tracks, Mind Bender is weighted down in the K-Tel Scale by three songs that failed to breach the Top 30.

MIND BENDER [1976]
K-tel Scale:
29.18
Top 40 chart peaks
PopR&BDISCOACCBWLS
Bad BloodNeil Sedaka12511
You Sexy ThingHot Chocolate36222
Rock And Roll All NiteKiss12176
Lady MarmaladeLabelle1112
They Just Can't Stop It (Games People Play)The Spinners51223
TangerineSalsoul Orchestra183661140
Love FireJigsaw302034
Low RiderWar715
I'm Not In Love10cc21032
If You Wanna Get To HeavenOzark Mountain Dadredevils2521
Paloma BlancaGeorge Baker Selection2612232
Love RollercoasterOhio Players1134
Theme from S.W.A.T.Rhythm Heritage111613
Rocket ManElton John639118
Hit The Road JackThe Stampeders40
That's The Way (I Like It)KC & the Sunshine Band111811
What's Come Over MeBlue Magic11
SOSABBA1519126
BalleroWar331735
How LongAce32418
Third Rate RomanceAmazing Rhythm Aces1411331712
ConvoyC.W. McCall111911




The Canadian edition of Mind Bender "only" featured 20 original hits, with eleven of them carried over from the US version.  One of the six songs that failed to make a dent on the American charts is a contemporaneous cover of "Theme from S.W.A.T." by T.H.P. Orchestra, a Canadian disco act that hit #1 on their homeland charts in March 1976 while Rhythm Heritage took the same song to the top in the States in February.  Unfortunately, Canadian Number Ones - the songs colored red on chart below - mean bupkis on the K-Tel Scale.



MIND BENDER [1976]
K-tel Scale:
25.15
Top 40 chart peaks
PopR&BDISCOACCBWLS
That's The Way (I Like It)KC & the Sunshine Band111811
Fly, Robin, FlySilver Convention111618
Loving You BabyWednesday
Crazy On YouHeart35403
SOSABBA1519126
Love RollercoasterOhio Players1134
Lady BumpPenny McLean2
I'm Running After YouMajor Hoople's Boarding House
Sky HighJigsaw3454
Theme from S.W.A.T.T.H.P. Orchestra
ConvoyC.W. McCall111911
RosanneThe Guess Who
If You Wanna Get To HeavenOzark Mountain Dadredevils2521
Slippin' Into DarknessWar1612
You Sexy ThingHot Chocolate36222
Come See My ManC.B. Victoria
Nights On BroadwayBee Gees7161647
Third Rate RomanceAmazing Rhythm Aces1411331712
How LongAce32418
They Just Can't Stop It (Games People Play)The Spinners51223

1 comment:

  1. Theme from S.W.A.T. - thank you and good night.

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